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RATINGS: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2011
growler from my boy jeff at whole foods... pours that friendly translucent sunsetting amber with a quickly dissipating head.. The aroma is a familiar array of pine and citrus.. My mouth waters as I can only imagine the hop punch this ale packs.. Im not disappointed as the initial hit to the palate is OIL ON ICE.. thats right.. SMOOTH!! the hops present notes of citrus(grapefruit) with a slight bitterness unique to the tomahawk hops.. the hops continue to leave their mark as the crisp complexity remains standard throughout.. not a syrupy atertaste which means the mashing of malts was not overdone and for that I say bravo.. bravo indee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Nice amber beer with an excellent nose. This is one of my favorites. Just enough malty sweetness to balance out the hop bitterness at the end. I like the fact that this is an amber, because it gives it a little different taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bomber. Orange/amber pour with soapy white head. Great Lace. Mango, orange and some pine on the nose. Not as bitter as I was expecting, very well balanced. Citrus on the front end in the flavor profile with the hops bringing up the rear. Medium mouthfeel. Mildly bitter and sweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2011
thanks to The_Hopster for the bottles.....poured into pint glass, short lived frothy head and decent carbonation, all kinds of hops in the attack resin, floral, grass, spruce and citrus with fruit notes especially apricot...kind of sweet but a very nice ipa from troegs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2009
Peppery pine hop aroma. Small beige head with clear dark amber colour. Smooth deep spicey pine with bitter pine aftertaste. A bit less full-bodied then I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a large beige-white head that fades to a thin film. Nose is light floral notes, grapefruit, citrus, and bready malt. Taste is mild sweetness and medium bitterness. A fair amount of malt comes through along with sweet citrus flavor reminiscent of hard candy. Bitterness is restrained and pleasant. Body is on the full side of medium and carbonation was soft. It doesn’t blow your socks off but this is very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a beautiful cloudy papaya - apricot color with off white head which quickly dissipates. Moderate carbonation but not so much that the taster cannot distinguish taste over texture. Bitter fruit smell tinged with orange / citrus. Nice medium body without being too heavy or syrupy. "Intense" definitely covers it! Intense in hops in the middle and finish with a nice spicy - sour bite at the end to round out the pronounced dirty maltiness. While not a swigging beer (for me anyway) definitely a pleaser and very nice for any time of year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Big fresh hop aroma. Mildly sweet, bit oily. Strong dark fruit and very rich hop flavors. Finishes without much bitterness, slight alcohol, and lingering dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scooter520 (185) - - APR 26, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: nice clear copper brown, with foamy off white head. Aroma: pine, caramel maltiness, and citrus. Taste: beautifully balanced hoppy floral citrusiness and malty carameliness. Starting in the middle that piney bitterness comes thru all the way through the finish and Palate: nice creamy smooth, not much carbonation. Overall: this is one of the best IPAs (or is it a hoppy amber ale) out there. Wonderfully balanced with an awesome bitter finish. I love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
melvin980 (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Not as good as I heard everyone say it was. A bit of a dissapointment. Not my favorite ipa, although it does claim to be an "Imperial Amber Ale" on the label.

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